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Experience Level

Moderate

Hiking

10-12 miles

Elevation

4,000 feet

Registration Fee

$129

Program Overview: Experience Yosemite’s summer season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark beauty and make the most of a Saturday in the park by pedaling around the Valley.

On Friday, join a naturalist for an evening stargazing program — wonder at the dark sky over the Valley as you look for constellations and learn about distant stars and planets. On Saturday, your guide will lead you on a bicycle tour of the Valley. As you ride — sticking to designated bike paths, to avoid traffic on busy roads — you’ll get a close look at impressive waterfalls and granite features, hear about Yosemite’s history and ecology, and make occasional stops to explore on foot.

Please note: Bicycles are not provided. Bring your own bike, or rent one from the Curry Village Bike Stand ($34/day).

Know Before You Go

  • When: Friday, July 16, 8:30 pm (stargazing program) and Saturday, July 17, 8:30 am to around 3 pm (bike tour)
  • Where: Yosemite Valley
  • Registration includes: Stargazing program and bike tour, park entry (as needed), and two nights of tent camping at a shared group site in Yosemite Valley (July 16 and 17). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
  • Lodging: Tent camping (included), or upgrade to Curry Village for an additional fee. Camping and lodging dates cannot be adjusted. The upgrade option expires 30 days before the program.
  • Experience level: No experience necessary!

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COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. For example, participants will hike single-file and keep moving to avoid crowding the trail, and instructors will stop to offer interpretation only when there is ample space to stay at least six feet apart. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.